man my homeserver running centos rocks, I'm thinking using centos as a laptop os, do you recommend? Why or why not?
I think... It's your decision.
ScoDal: It's a good decision if you have a need for your personal environment to be similar to a server. Keep in mind that Enterprise Linuxes (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific, SuSE, ... ugh ... Oracle) are designed to be fixed point release systems to make development of long-life services easier.
the considerations that drive centos are generally about making it a stable server OS. And I don't think those are really the same considerations that a laptop user has.
What this means is; if you want shiny new things to play with, CentOS isn't a good thing to aim at.
fedora would be redhad flavored while more relevant to your needs
fedora is the upstream from which CentOS/RHEL base themselves when they come to the point of making a new major release. They take whatever Fedora version is released then and make that their target "unstable" platform, then work on hardening/stabilizing for a period of up to a year or so, then finally getting to the release point. The interval between major releases can vary but it's something like 5 years.
ScoDal: i would recommend running fedora on a laptop instead of centos, as laptops usually require more bleeding edge drivers, and centos is geared towards stability within the enterprise
wNz, looks like your other issue was resolved. thanks for the ticket.
fenrus02: yeah thanks :)
Hi all. Need some help. I want to set my laptop up with Linux and have it be stable and usable for programming and general web browsing while at college. Can I do this with CentOS, or is it recommended to use a different distro?
fox091: yes, CentOS is stable
fox091: CentOS could do it, as could Fedora potentially as well.
I'm running Fedora now, but I am getting hit hard by the Intel driver crashing Plasma 5.
Not much you could do about that. heh Intel video usually isn't bad, but sometimes you get a bad egg, and thus a paperweight laptop. :)
hi, i am trying to install centos on vmware and i see http://dl.dropbox.com/u/364883/Screenshots/3r~9.png so the image of the parititoning is off but a few pixels i cannot seem to move that image or window will try full screen see it that works
Followup question to earlier. If I do try to use CentOS on my laptop, will I be able to have some packaged up to date like firefox, java, flash, eclipse, etc, but keep the stability and simplicity of CentOS there?
CentOS has the latest ESR version of firefox most of the time, just been updated to 38.x
Is there much reason to update past that to the newest version? I also noticed that RPMFusion is not available for CentOS 7 yet, which is kind of a pain. I need some media codecs and stuff like that. I guess I could always use CentOS 6.7 in the mean time. I've just always been worried about it being way too out of date for my hardware and what software I use.
nux-dextop has multimedia stuff for el7 @repos
Additional packages are often in 3rd party repos. Information on additional CentOS repos is available at http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories Pay attention to the reference on yum-priorities.
Thanks TrevorH, I'll take a look at it. Is there an easy way other than plopping the repo in CentOS7 to see what all it has?
fox091: browse it with your browser Should have a bunch of rpm files in a directory
TrevorH: you still about?
TrevorH: I seem to remember there being a commandline option to ignore multilib errors like the manpage conflicts we see every now and then you happen to remember wtf that was? for yum I mean
I don't know it if there is one
I just installed CentOS, and it looks like there are multiple partitions when I thought only one was being created. Is this typical when using the automatic partitioning?
yes, most likely they are LVM LVs not partitions?
Darn. I don't think a 300GB database will fit in the 50GB allocated for /.
Hi, everyone? Can I use SMACK on CentOS 6.7? I mean Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel.
# CONFIG_SECURITY_SMACK is not set
yeah, So I recompiled kernel with CONFIG_SECURITY_SMACK=y. I restarted system with this recompiled system. It doesn't mount smackfs.
whats the advantage of having multiple volume groups ? instead of just chucking extra disk into a existing volume group
postfix is sending from without a domain and i am getting 550 from=<apache@.com>, size=408, nrcpt=1 (queue active) <apache@.com> SIZE=408 invalid address (in reply to MAIL how can i fix this
Fix whatever is sending that mail to insert a proper 'From:' header?
detha, ok i will look at it
/msg alis list *postfix*
My centos server disconnected during "sudo yum upgrade" and I'm not sure what to do now, can somebody help me out
Nowayz: you can check your yum.log if it completed all updates
I don't think it finished
sufggestion - always run such commands within a screen session suggestion even so the yum command survives even if you get disconnected if it didn't finish, retry running it
yea crap i think im gonna have to reinstall I'll screen the updates from now on for sure It corrupted something
how many ppl use centos in large cloud infrastructure?
Hello, I´m trying to understand what is allowing nginx to serve files from it´s html directory.
so... anyone done ipv6 routing in EL6?
I'm trying to see how to respond to Neighbor Solicitation messages
never heard of those. I've just done fairly straightforward bridge routing, same as I do for IPv4
well, I have a /64 that I've used for the link to the ISP upstream.... of a total of a /56 allocation. so the second /64 I have on a bridge I can see the link to the ISP, yet when I try to access an IP in the second /64, I see the ISPs router sending me this: fe80::21e:7aff:fe76:a3c0 -> ff02::1:ff00:100 ICMPv6 86 Neighbor Solicitation for 2407:e400:2:100:2::100 from 00:1e:7a:76:a3:c0
ok, yeah, I haven't done anything that complicated, simply a single /64 on a Xen host for me and subdivide that between the guests.
etc essentially, I think when the ISP sends me a Neighbor Solicitation packet, I need to get the system to reply to it but I have no idea how and my GoogleFoo isn't helping :\
CRCinAU: yeah, unfortunately my knowledge of IPv6 is limited enough that I don't really even know what that is.
me too :\
All I know is that the relatively simple setup I use for it just works. I do know that I can't block ICMPv6 packets because there are certain ones that have to be passed through the firewall or the whole thing won't work.
hi all does anyone please give me a hand with ldapsearch?
when you have multiple virtual hosts setup what makes one default over other?
CRCinAU is gone. I know what his issue with IP6 routing is (prefix len and net.ipv6.conf.eth0.accept_ra_rt_info_max_plen).
Can I put a vlan ID in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ?
most people still use CentOS 6, right? :s I'm gonna make my main server at home CentOS, it'll be a hypervisor... Need it to be reliable and well supported I guess... Umming and ahhing over whether to go with 6 or 7